Upcoming Courses 2019: 

The most professional institute for adult Jewish Studies, JLI covers topics such as Kabbalah, ethics and history in depth.

Each course is 6 weeks and led by Rabbi Block.

$100 per person; 
$180 per couple 
RSVP is necessary.

SPRING: With All My Heart

More than half (55%) of Americans say they pray every day, according to a 2014 Pew Research Center survey, while 21% say they pray weekly or monthly. But what is the purpose of prayer? Can we cause G‑d to change His mind? Is He in need of incessant praise? This course aims to make prayer more personally meaningful by addressing some of the philosophical, emotional, and practical barriers that make it difficult to pray. And by examining the history of how the Jewish prayers developed, as well as the meaning of the most notable prayers, participants will become more comfortable with tapping into Jewish prayer as a means of connection to their heritage.

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6 Sundays, Begins Sunday, May 12  | 9:30 - 11:00 AM
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6 Tuesdays, Begins Tuesday, May 14 | 7:30 - 9:00 PM

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Past Courses 

Fall 2018: Wrestling with Faith

This course explores the obstacles and questions—both intellectual and emotional—that prevent many people from fully embracing G‑d. The course’s objective is to make the students more comfortable with their belief in G‑d—and more specifically, the uniquely Jewish understanding of G‑d—and thereby free them to pursue a deeper relationship with Him. The course’s topics include: How is G‑d relevant to me? Can I live a purposeful existence without Him? Does what I do matter to G‑d? Why are His teachings antithetical to many progressive Western principles? Why did He create evil and suffering? Is it unscientific to believe in G‑d? Must I fear Him?


Winter 2019: Crime and Consequence

Criminal justice reform is a hot-button topic in the United States, with a bipartisan consensus that urgent reforms are needed. This course discusses some of the most controversial issues with respect to crime and punishment and offers Torah perspectives that are relevant and insightful. The course examines many areas of criminal law, such as sentencing, incarceration, parole, death penalty, evidence, rehabilitation, crime prevention—all in the hope of generating a safer and more just society

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute

Serving learning centers in over 900 communities and on the internet, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) is the world's preeminent provider of Jewish learning.

An aha! moment in every lesson

JLI's mission is to make Jewish learning accessible and personally meaningful to every Jew, regardless of background or affiliation. JLI's insightful curricula utilizes cutting-edge pedagogic techniques, embracing the multiple intelligence model and utilizing multimedia and an array of approaches to engage, educate, and inspire all kinds of minds in a dynamic Jewish learning experience.